On March 27, 2016, the Second Sunday of Lent, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa officiated at Orthros, and celebrated the Patriarchal Divine Liturgy during which he celebrated the consecration of His Grace Nikodemos Bishop of Nitria at the Holy Patriarchal Cathedral Church of St. Savvas the Sanctified in Alexandria.
Pan-Orthodox Secretariat of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church begins its work in Chambésy30. March 2016 - 15:16
On 29 March 2016, the first meeting of the Pan-Orthodox Secretariat of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church began at the Orthodox Centre of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Chambésy, near Geneva, under the chairmanship of Metropolitan Jeremiah of Switzerland (Patriarchate of Constantinople).
The Russian Orthodox Church and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association have come out as initiators and organizers of a World Summit of Christian Leaders in Defense of Persecuted Christians to take place from October 28 to 30, 2016, in Moscow. It is planned that the Summit will bring together about one thousand delegates from over one hundred fifty countries.
Clergy, faculty, students and administrative team members at Saint Tikhon’s Seminary here recently marked the 60th Anniversary of the repose of Saint Nikolai [Velimirovic] with the celebration of an Akathistos Hymn outside the room in which he had fallen asleep in the Lord on March 18, 1956.
The tomb in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus was buried before his resurrection, is to undergo major restoration, church officials said Wednesday.
The work could begin soon after Orthodox Easter on May 1. (Western Christians mark Easter, which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, this coming Sunday).
An archaeological site from the 5th-6th century AD which is famous for harboring an old stone church is to be excavated near the town of Trudovets, Botevgrad Municipality, in Northwest Bulgaria.